Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The death rate also declined between 2021 and 2022, and COVID-19-related fatalities sharply dropped.
The agency is emphasizing that people should still try to prevent infections in the first place, by getting vaccinated, washing their hands, and bringing in more outdoor fresh air.
The proposed rule change would treat COVID-19 more like other common respiratory illnesses like the flu and RSV.
The findings arrive amid a rise in depression and anxiety among teens in the U.S., along with unprecedented levels of hopelessness.
The increase could spell trouble for kids who, without the proper inoculations, are less protected from dangerous but preventable diseases like polio.
The CDC reported that cases are still low, but the viruses will likely spread.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also reported COVID hospitalizations were up 12.5% in the week ending July 29.
U.S. health officials are recommending that babies get a recently approved drug to protect them against a respiratory virus.
The figures released by the agency show nearly all Americans had antibodies against COVID from vaccination, infection or both.
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